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#21 mopar68

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

Mate this thing is going to be HUGE!!

Will keep an eye on this.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

This is a very interesting project and such a large scale to.  It certainly will be quite a weight when its finished.  Maybe think about making the fulcrum pivot point out of metal?  Just a thought.  Good luck with the rest of the project and keep us posted on progress.

 

 

Thanks Dave, I have thought about the fulcrum points, will no doubt cast them in white metal, and machine all the pins for it, thinking about all the rams in brass as well



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

All I can say is "WOW"  It's all I can spit out after picking my jaw up off the floor...



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Hello ,its going to look great when al done.I like CAT ...Is that 1/16 or 1/12? Im going to scratch build a CAT 631 in 1/16 for a low boy that im going too build also.Do you have CAT engines for it ?

    Terry



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

Hello ,its going to look great when al done.I like CAT ...Is that 1/16 or 1/12? Im going to scratch build a CAT 631 in 1/16 for a low boy that im going too build also.Do you have CAT engines for it ?

    Terry

 

 

If you are going to scratch a 631, you can use the 3408 out of the monogram truck kit, as they where fitted with these,

 

The 657G is fitted with a C18 and a C16, 



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

gona be huge..



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Thats what i had in mind is to use  the motor out of the KW kit. I havent made my mind up if I want to build a opeon bull or a paddle wheel ..

 

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

Thats what i had in mind is to use  the motor out of the KW kit. I havent made my mind up if I want to build a opeon bull or a paddle wheel ..

 

 Terry

 Go the paddle scraper, haven't seen one of these built for awhile, and certainly not in 1/16th

 

 

Small update

 

 

Engine cover has been scribed, and check plate fitted, hand rails started

 

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Air cleaner machined from acrylic, ready for mounting hardware

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Front grill painted, ready for it's decal

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

 That would be cool,but how about if I make it functional? Look  great Tony,small updates are good,getting closer to be done.That grill looks great..........

 

              Terry



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

 That would be cool,but how about if I make it functional? Look  great Tony,small updates are good,getting closer to be done.That grill looks great..........

 

              Terry

 

 

Terry

To be honest with you, if you are going to make one part work, then you would have to make the rest function as well, which as experience tells me, it takes a very long time, why??? because to make things work, it requires research, tooling, making, then remaking parts that you are not happy with,I'm at the 5 year mark in another build that has consumed a lot of hours, which can take 6-10 hours to make tooling for just one part that takes 20 minutes to make, then multiply that by 2000 parts

To make a paddle wheel work is relatively easy, but do you really want to see it working all the time?, bear in mind, the more it is running the more it can break, it has to be lubricated etc, to stop it breaking,to over come friction then since you have a working paddle, but why stop there???? 



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Tony, Yes I do agree with you on maken eatch part till you'r sattisfided with it,I have gave it a lot of thought and Im going too build a OPEON bowl witch will still b cool aspecdailly on a scratch built lowboy ,the tractor will have a drop axle ,the lowboy will be a 3,4,3 ... Shes looking good Tony.Have a good News Year and catch you next year..

 

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

Hi Tony, are you the bloke who is replicating a satin black custom Kenworth? I'm loving this project, going to be massive. Cheers
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

Tony,on another thought mabey I will scratchbuild a CAT 375 excavator in 1/16 that would by very big.........

          Terry



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

This is Awesome!  I have a large collection of 1/16 Farm & Construction equipment so I am going to follow this for sure.

 

Thanks for sharing



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

This is Awesome!  I have a large collection of 1/16 Farm & Construction equipment so I am going to follow this for sure.

 

Thanks for sharing

 

 

Tom,

I had a look through your toy collection and have to say..... oh my gosh what a collection you sure have just about everything made and everything thought of, 

wish I had your brass collection, you do have some stock, ....... so what do you build with it????